First Chukker

About us

What does First Chukker mean?

A Chukker is a part in the polo game. The first Chukker is very important in the polo game since it represents the starting point of a good game. Since 2003, we have been working to be your perfect match for the handling of your worldwide horse transports. During the initial phase of our business, we mainly transported polo horses from South America to Europe. In the meantime, our business has expanded to transporting all different kinds and breeds of horses throughout the world.

Katja Leutbecher is the founder of First Chukker. Ever since her childhood years, she spent all her leisure time in stables. After graduating from school, she turned her hobby into her career. She completed an apprenticeship in equestrian sciences with a major in horse-back riding at a horse-back riding and polo club in Duesseldorf, which is where she connected with polo. After a few years of working in other areas of business, she once again realized her fondness of working with horses. During a few trips to Argentinia, Uruguay and Chile she established the right contacts with South American partners. This also brought upon the idea of “First Chukker” and she turned it into reality by starting the first horse transports.